President’s Message by Michele Strange

michele head shot       Passing The Gavel

Last night our AAUW board held it’s transitional joint meeting. We had 11 members attend and we covered a lot of topics. We welcomed Margaret Wood as our new program co-chair. Unfortunately, our other new member is moving to Iowa and has resigned as Secretary. Fortunately, our interim secretary, Jo Anne Revels, volunteered to accept the position. The board unanimously agreed!!

This past year our program chairs Lois and Silvana brought us some wonderful programs. Last year’s Art Fair brought us great weather and large crowds which helped us award a record amount of $30,000 in grants and awards. The awards ceremony provided uplifting, heartfelt stories from the scholarship winners.

Thank you to Scholarship Co-chairs Robert Richardson and Sharon De Cicco for their hard work in coordinating the process of advertising, selection of candidates and the awards reception.
Now we move on to this summer’s Art Fair on the Green, which will be held July 28-29th. We need everyone’s involvement to make this art fair successful, so mark your calendars and contact Marla French to schedule time to volunteer at the ticket and raffle booths. Your help is most appreciated.

I want to thank everyone I worked with these past two years as president. It’s been an honor to serve all of you. Jan Eriksen is ready to assume her new duties and I know that she will be a wonderful president.

Thanks again for all you do!